Powerless reveals additional details about the upcoming DC Comics comedy. Learn more about the changes that the show went through.
Fans eager to watch a different kind of TV show about superheroes but with ordinary people need not wait any longer. Indeed, the Powerless premiere date comes earlier than expected.
Instead of waiting until fall, the half-hour comedy series will debut on NBC this February 2 already, according to Entertainment Weekly. Will new superheroes grace fans’ TV screens?
Powerless Storyline Altered
Earlier reports teased it as an office comedy set within an insurance company. However, this premise did not provide much inspiration for the show to generate storylines.
Fortunately, further discussions with Warner Bros. TV, DC Comic CCO Geoff, the executive producers paved the way for a more suitable angle. This time around, the premise puts Vanessa Hudgens and Danny Pudi in R&D within a security company.
This ties in perfectly with Alan Tudyk’s character Van Wayne who is in charge of Wayne Security. As a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises, references to the Caped Crusader becomes necessary. Although the chances of seeing Batman on the show is slim.
However, the setting for Powerless is Charm, not Gotham City. Hence, it is its own thing. Nonetheless, audiences can expect an occasional joke aimed at superhero characters from the cinematic universe.
What Differentiates the Powerless TV Show
While Powerless might be within the realm of DC comics, it will air on another network. Hence, certain limitations to the production, TVLine noted. A fact acknowledged by executive producer Justin Halpern.
“We have trouble showing people that already exist in the world. When you ask for something that’s in the Berlanti-verse [stable of shows], there’s a lot of red tape. It’s on a different network,” Halpern said. Nonetheless, his fellow EP Patrick Schumacker is optimistic about what the show has to offer in the face of restrictions.
“We’re going to pull from the entire canon of the comics. We want to show as much of the breadth of the DC universe as possible. You’re going to see characters you’re familiar with if you are a big, hardcore comic book fan,” Schumacker said at the TCA winter press tour.
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